WASHINGTON (PRWEB) June 27, 2012
Barquin International announced today that Robert Willitts has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer effective immediately. As part of the leadership team, Willitts will provide direction and guidance for company operations and will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for programs and their management to ensure Barquin International continues to exceed the expectations of its customers through superior performance. Mr. Willitts will also serve as liaison to the company’s partners and work with the Barquin International Advisory Board to keep them abreast of programmatic strategies and progress.
“Bob brings an impressive portfolio of accomplishments from his private sector and Navy careers,” said President and CEO Ramon Barquin in announcing the appointment. “His insight, leadership, and technical expertise are particularly suited to meet the information technology and program requirements of our enterprise clients worldwide.”
Willitts previously served as Vice President and Advanced Solutions Division Manager with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) where he was responsible for Maritime Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) programs focused on technology development, and systems engineering and integration for a number of industry partners and U.S. Federal Government agencies. In this role, he managed enterprise-class information technology contracts of national importance and geographically-dispersed teams supporting their operations.
Willitts had a distinguished 24-year career with the U.S. Navy where he focused on submarine special operations and served as a tactical advisor to submarine commanders. He achieved the rank of Master Chief and received several unit and professional awards, including the Meritorious Service Medal issued by the Director for Naval Intelligence.
“I am honored to be sharing with Dr. Barquin the leadership of such an incredible group of professionals who have built the Barquin International reputation as a trusted partner of the Federal Government,” said Mr. Willitts. "Barquin will continue to provide our customers with innovative business intelligence solutions that address all aspects of their current and future needs. It is exciting being part of a company that is developing such leading edge information technologies.”
About Barquin International
Barquin International is a full-service information technology consulting firm focused on supporting U.S. Federal Government agencies and their partners. For nearly twenty years, this small business with a niche expertise has helped complex organizations leverage their data into actionable decisions. Today, the firm has developed recognized expertise in enterprise IT strategies, business intelligence and analytics, data warehousing, knowledge management, and enterprise architecture. Founded by Dr. Ramon C. Barquin, author, lecturer, and information management expert, Barquin International has established a proven track record for results-driven solutions for Federal civilian, intelligence, and defense organizations.
For more information on Barquin International capabilities, clients, and subject matter expertise, please visit: http://www.barquin.com